Copyright and Intellectual Property Law

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Intellectual property rights, very broadly, are rights granted to creators and owners of works that are the result of human intellectual creativity.  The main intellectual property rights are: copyright, patents, trade marks, design rights, protection from passing off, and the protection of confidential information.

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Private Copying At What Cost?

Without providing a fair compensation scheme for rights holders, the private copying exception may not be permitted, according to a UK parliamentary committee.

ERA New Single Licence Tariff for FE

  The ERA has announced the tariffs to apply to new single ERA Licences issued from 1 August 2014 for Further Education and Sixth Form students.

ECJ Rules on State Aid and Software Licensing

The European Court of Justice has rejected claims raised by a Dutch software provider, Sarc, that the European Commission had mishandled its complaint about a software licensing deal between a rival company.  

ERA Publishes New Single Licence Tariff
Tariff applies to new single ERA Licences issued from 1 August 2014.  

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